Ukraine’s authorities remain absurdly secretive and a lot of conflict, as well as many rights violations, occur because public information is concealed
The following article by Nico Lange, the director of the Kyiv Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, appeared at the beginning of June. In commenting on President Yanukovych’s first 100 days in power, the author expresses concern over threats to democracy in Ukraine
On Friday, 25 June, on the eve of International Day against Torture, a Wall of Remembrance will be erected outside the Ministry of Internal Affairs and 200 red carnations laid in memory of the number of victims of torture of whom human rights groups are aware.
The Kharkiv authorities, having run roughshod over residents’ rights and the law, then resorted to a pitifully unconvincing imitation of public participation
The Association of Ukrainian Banks is asking President to use his power of veto over Law No. 2273 passed on 1 June this year due to its non-compliance with international standards and extremely negative consequences for the country’s economy.
It is vital that the authorities know that lawlessness will not go unnoticed or unpunished. Please help by showing solidarity on 19 June in Kharkiv if you can, or by informing others of what is happening!
Cheering that they noticed the flagrant violations involved in demanding that teachers snoop on their colleagues and students, but frustrating that it took publication on a human rights site to bring this to their attentio
11.06.10 | Yevhen Zakharov
The following is an overview of developments during the first 100 days since President Yanukovych was inaugurated. It suggests serious deterioration in the general human rights situation
Order No.114 from the Department of Education of the Sviatoshynsk District Administration in Kyiv is difficult to read without Orwell’s “1984” going through ones mind
TVi journalists demand the creation of an independent parliamentary commission to investigate alleged abuse of his official position by Valery Khoroshkovsky after his Inter Media Group wins a court case stripping 2 of the last 3 independent channels of frequencies received under a tender
It is vital that we demonstrate to the crushing of peaceful protest in Gorky Park has no justification in a democratic country and that such actions must not go unpunished. Please add your voice to our appeal to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is convinced that the bill “On Personal Data Protection” does not meet European standards and could significantly jeopardize freedom of speech in Ukraine. It can therefore not be considered to fulfil Ukraine’s international obligations.
Around 200 students and others held a demonstration outside the Shevchenkivsky Police Station demanding that those responsible for the death of a fellow student be brought to justice and for an end to the use of torture by the police